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Svantek SV 103 Personal Human Vibration Exposure Meter

Svantek SV 103 Personal Human Vibration Exposure Meter

SV 103 Personal Human Vibration Exposure meter is dedicated to hand-arm vibration measurements. The instrument meets ISO 8041:2005 and is the ideal choice for making measurements according to ISO 5349 and European Directive 2002/44/EC.

Hand-arm vibration is when mechanical vibrations are transmitted to the human hand when in contact with the surface of a vibrating machine such as an electric drill. This type of vibration is particularly harmful as it can cause pathological changes in the nervous system of the hands and fingers; commonly called white finger disease. As there is no cure for damage caused by vibration, the only effective regime is to take regular vibration measurements in the hazardous workplace environment and therefore ensure that damage is not caused in the first place. However, many currently used assessment methods for hand-arm vibration are subject to a very high level of uncertainty and typically vibration measurement accuracy can vary in the range of ±20% to 40% which makes a big difference in terms of white finger disease. The SV 103 from Svantek significantly decreases the measurement uncertainty as the instrument is attached to the user’s arm and is small enough to take daily vibration exposure measurements without interfering with normal working activities.

The SV 103 uses our latest accelerometer, the SV 107, that has a contact force sensor in addition to the standard accelerometer. Contact force is the sum of grip force and push force and is therefore a measurement of how firmly a user is holding the tool being measured. This is a recommendation of the new standards and the reading from the contact force sensor is also displayed on the screen. The SV 107 accelerometer is based on MEMS, the very latest in transducer technology. MEMS gives many advantages including shock resistance, very low power and frequency response down to DC. The usage of MEMS breaks the technological barrier of a weight and dimensions additionally reducing the cost of the complete system.

The SV 103 is powered using rechargeable batteries charged through the USB interface which also enables easy interconnection between the instrument and a PC. The measurement data is safely stored in the large 8 GB memory. The instrument works with our powerful “Supervisor” software which allows instrument configuration as well as the viewing and exporting of measurement data and daily vibration exposure recalculations.

The colour OLED screen that offers excellent visibility even in full daylight completes the exceptional features of this instrument.


  • Personal Daily Vibration Exposure Meter complying to ISO 8041
  • Measurement under gloves according to ISO 10819
  • Tri-axial accelerometer complying to ISO 5349
  • Contact force measurement
  • 1/1 or 1/3 octave real-time analysis (option)
  • Time-domain signal recording (option)
  • Large 8 GB memory
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • OLED colour display with super brightness and contrast
  • Operational time > 24 hours
  • Easy in use predefined setups
  • Extremely compact, light weight and robust case



  • Standards  :  ISO 8041:2005, ISO 5349-1:2001; ISO 5349-2:2001
  • Meter mode  :  RMS, Max, Peak, Peak-Peak, Vector, A(8) Daily Dose, ELV, EAV Simultaneous measurement in three channels
  • Filtres  :  Wh (ISO 5349) and corresponding Band Limiting filter
  • RMS & RMQ Detectors  :  Digital true RMS & RMQ detectors with Peak detection, resolution 0.1 dB
  • Measurement Range  :  0.2 ms-2 RMS ÷ 2000 ms-2 PEAK
  • Frequency Range  :  1 Hz ÷ 2000 Hz
  • Data Logger  :  Time-history data including meter mode results and spectra
  • Time-Domain Recording  :  Simultaneous 3-channel time-domain signal recording (option)
  • Analyser  :  1/1 octave real-time analysis meeting Class 1: IEC 61260 (option); 1/3 octave real-time analysis meeting Class 1: IEC 61260 (option)
  • Accelerometer  :  detachable SV 107 tri-axial accelerometer with hand straps in accordance to ISO 5349
  • Display  :  OLED 128 x 64 pixels
  • Memory  :  8 GB
  • Interfaces  :  USB 2.0 client
  • Keyboard  :  4 push buttons
  • Power Supply  :  Ni-MH rechargeable cells: operation time > 24 hours (depends on instrument operation mode)
  • USB interface  :  500 mA HUB
  • Environmental Conditions  :  Temperature: from -10 oC to 50 oC
  • Humidity  :  up to 90 % RH, non-condensed
  • Dimensions  :  88 x 49.5 x 19.2 mm (instrument without accelerometer, cable and mounting stripe)
  • Weight  :  150-160 grams with SV 107 accelerometer and one of vibration contact adapters
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